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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] kill-the-bkl/reiserfs: acquire the inode mutex safely
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On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Frederic Weisbecker
<fweisbec@gmail.com> wrote:
> While searching a pathname, an inode mutex can be acquired
> in do_lookup() which calls reiserfs_lookup() which in turn
> acquires the write lock.
>
> On the other side reiserfs_fill_super() can acquire the write_lock
> and then call reiserfs_lookup_privroot() which can acquire an
> inode mutex (the root of the mount point).
>
> So we theoretically risk an AB - BA lock inversion that could lead
> to a deadlock.
>
> As for other lock dependencies found since the bkl to mutex
> conversion, the fix is to use reiserfs_mutex_lock_safe() which
> drops the lock dependency to the write lock.
>

I'm curious, did this get applied, and is it related to the following?
I was having these in 2.6.30-rc3. I am now on 2.6.30-rc7 as of
today. I haven't seen them today. But then again, I only seen this
happen one time.

May 27 01:56:12 tdamac INFO: task pdflush:15370 blocked for more than
120 seconds.
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac "echo 0 >
/proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac pdflush D ffff8800518a0000 0 15370 2
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac ffff880025023b50 0000000000000046
0000000025023a90 000000000000d7a0
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac 0000000000004000 0000000000011440
000000000000ca78 ffff880045e71568
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac ffff880045e7156c ffff8800518a0000
ffff880067f54230 ffff8800518a0380
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac Call Trace:
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff80687d1b>] ? __mutex_lock_slowpath+0xe2/0x124
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff80687d13>] __mutex_lock_slowpath+0xda/0x124
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8068809e>] mutex_lock+0x1e/0x36
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff803087ae>] flush_commit_list+0x150/0x689
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8022f8e5>] ? __wake_up+0x43/0x50
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8030ad8a>] do_journal_end+0xb4a/0xd6c
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8023053d>] ? dequeue_entity+0x1b/0x1df
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8030b020>] journal_end_sync+0x74/0x7d
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff802fd2fd>] reiserfs_sync_fs+0x41/0x67
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff80688091>] ? mutex_lock+0x11/0x36
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff802fd331>] reiserfs_write_super+0xe/0x10
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff802a532a>] sync_supers+0x61/0xa6
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8027e140>] wb_kupdate+0x32/0x128
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8027ee7c>] pdflush+0x140/0x21f
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8027e10e>] ? wb_kupdate+0x0/0x128
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8027ed3c>] ? pdflush+0x0/0x21f
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8024fb26>] kthread+0x56/0x83
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8020beba>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8024fad0>] ? kthread+0x0/0x83
May 27 01:56:12 tdamac [<ffffffff8020beb0>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x20

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